Southwestern Die Casting Catches Fire Overnight

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The Fort Smith Fire Department responded to a call about a structure fire around 11:15 p.m. last night(March 20) at Southwestern Die Casting.

The business is located at the intersection of Wheeler Ave. and Raleigh St.

According to dispatchers, firefighters spent almost two hours putting out the flames.

It is unknown if anyone was injured in the fire. The extent of the damage is also unknown. No other structures were involved.

Southwestern Die Casting Co. is a division of Baldor Electric.

Stay with 5NEWS as this story develops.


  • john

    I’m praying that no night staff was trapped inside and perished.

    I know lost of businesses have night staff like janitorial staff and sometimes they die trying to put out a fire.

    Praying for no one hurt or killed.

  • cynical schmuck

    “Baldor…manufactures things like motors and transformers” – nothing worse than lazy reporting…Baldor does not manufacture tranformers…one of the largest employers in FSM and 5News doesn’t know what they manufacture.

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